Jonathan D. Blattmachr

Associate

New York
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Jon Blattmachr is a seasoned attorney with practical securities experience. Before law school, Jon spent several years as a stockbroker at leading financial firms in New York, representing institutional clients, high-net-worth investors and family offices. Drawing on his experience in the financial world and driven by curiosity and a desire to achieve the most suitable results, Jon takes the time to get to know his clients and form strategies that will best serve their immediate concerns and long-term goals.

Select Experience

  • Represents an investment adviser pursuing claims against his former broker-dealer in a complex Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration.
  • Helped guide a large regional bank through an inquiry into the bank's variable annuity practices in connection with a FINRA investigation.
  • In a Delaware Chancery Court action, helped a minority shareholder pursue claims against a supermajority shareholder of several privately held companies, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
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Experience

  • Represents an investment adviser pursuing claims against his former broker-dealer in a complex Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration.
  • Helped guide a large regional bank through an inquiry into the bank's variable annuity practices in connection with a FINRA investigation.
  • In a Delaware Chancery Court action, helped a minority shareholder pursue claims against a supermajority shareholder of several privately held companies, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Member of a team that represented a large hedge fund involved in a bankruptcy suit claiming the transaction to purchase a clothing retailer chain through a leveraged buyout was a fraudulent transfer. Handled aspects of the matter involving fraudulent transfer and preference claims, strategized with the client, researched and selected experts to aid in the case, and assisted in the preparation of defense.
  • In the defense of a private equity fund's claim against a large failed bank, negotiated with debtor counsel and drafted a successful settlement agreement.
  • In a case involving a large New York prime broker pursuing a large disputed bankruptcy claim in its former client's estate, served as second chair in depositions, researched the case, drafted motion papers and investigated documents regarding the accounts involved.
  • Prepared foundational memoranda and financial reports and strategized on a settlement with a subsidiary equipment manufacturer during the representation of a holding company in a massive tax dispute regarding a reorganized debtor. 

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2016)
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP: Pro Bono Award Honoree (2013)
  • New York City Bankruptcy Advocacy Project: Dedicated Volunteer Award

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

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Pro Bono

  • Co-chaired a team for the New York Civil Liberties Union and represented criminal defendants during a Sixth Amendment class action suit seeking to reform New York's public defender system. Interviewed potential plaintiffs without proper access to defenders in Washington County.
  • Advised clients on acquiring necessary information regarding bankruptcy and how to begin the process of filing for bankruptcy through the New York City Bankruptcy Advocacy Project.

Services

Prior Positions

  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP: Associate (2008 to 2013)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Stephen C. Robinson, U.S. District Court S.D.N.Y. (2006)
  • UBS Financial Services: Investment Associate (2002 to 2005)
  • Morgan Stanley: Sales Associate/Financial Adviser (1998 to 2002)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • Alaska

Education

  • J.D., Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2008; Executive Editor, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1997, Political Science